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    paddlefish are absoluetley adorable! and i got a real chuckle from lithopsman's post about fish racism lmao.

    we used to have a house in southern georgia on Lake sinclair, or synclair or something that sounds like that. in the summer some kind of gar with really, really long jaws would swim up the the surface and breed ; it was so cool!

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    Hehe. I figured someone would get a chuckle out of that double entrade (or however you spell it) I must say after seeing paddlefish in situ and feeding them at the fishery in Athens, Texas, they are (put away your spoons, they are really) cute. I find their faces very innocent, and they are the one fish I could not catch. But white bass... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    i know you sure get one heck of a work out catching them. for those of you who have never seen one they are a prehistoric filter feeding fish native to the Mississippi river drainage(im on the Missouri River and we have them here and in the Yellowstone, the next river to the south of me) and to a river system in China. being they eat plankton normal fishing tactics dont work. what you do is buy the biggest pole you can find. attatch a HUGE treble hook and about a 1 pound wieght to your line. cast it as far across the river as you can. than jerk and reel as hard and as fast as you can trying to snag one of these fish that can wiegh over 100 pounds. after 6 or 7 casts anyone but the most hardened athlete starts to wear out. once/if you snag one than the work and fun begins. the fish will take off up or down stream and you have to run full speed down the bank until it decides to stop. when it does you take up as much line as you can till the fish decideds to take off again and down the bank you go. the fights last anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour running and being dragged up and down the bank. i know one guy who buys a tag every year that once he gets to tired to run anymore will pull out a 44 mag and end the fight a lil bit sooner. lots of meat but no bones, just a rod of cartilage down the back. its supposed to be excellent BBQed. also the roe(eggs) is used to make caviar.

    BTW lithopsman walleye is MUCH better eating than bass. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]racial/evolutionist
    racial?racial? i dont see how stating that the last member of a fish order is a rare species under protection is racial

    but since were on the topic might i add that padlefish is a threatend species and only rarely spawns in the wild do to river flow changes? that doesnt mean you cant catch them, but... well you can still catch them, witch is fine with me. I actually wish that they would spawn in the wild, but they are in no danger of actual extinction because they are bred in fishfarms for restalking in the wild.
    that makes no logic

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    Come on Finch! I was joking! Read what JLAP said! And true walleye are better, but I never eat the fish I catch... It's all about the sport. That's why flyrod is the weapon of choice for anything from the 1/2 lb bluegill to the 120-200lb tarpon! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    actually that would be specieist [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Hmm, Show me a page on how big these guys get and i might believe you folks

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    and for those curious about paddlefish

    http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/aquatic/fi...efish/faq.html
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